Calochortus splendens 'Violet Queen'
From California Natives Wiki
Species Name: Calochortus splendens 'Violet Queen'
Common Name: 'Violet Queen' splendid mariposa lily
- Keep dry during summer!
- Plant Family: Liliaceae
- Plant Type: Bulb
- Height by Width: 2' H
- Growth Habit: Upright
- Deciduous/Evergreen: Summer dormant
- Growth Rate: Fast
- Sun Exposure: Part shade
- Soil Preference: Well-draining
- Water Requirements: Summer dry
- Cold Hardy to: 9100'
- Flower Season: Spring
- Flower Color: Pink
- Endangered?: Not threatened.
- Distribution: Central and South Inner North Coast Ranges, Central Western California, w Southwestern California
- Natural Habitat: Dry, often granitic soils, grassland, chaparral, yellow-pine forest
- Care and Maintenance
- Plant the base of the bulb at a depth three times the height of the bulb. Stop watering once the leaves begin to turn brown, but keep leaves on the plant until they turn completely brown.
- From California Wild Flowers, Theodore Payne's 1910 first catalog dedicated to California flora: "Flowers pale lilac, 2 to 3 inches across, lower part of the petals covered with long cobwebby hairs. Height 2 to 3 feet. Each 5c; per doz. 50c."
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